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Show simple item record Schlunke Katrina en_US 2009-08-20T13:01:48Z 2009-08-20T13:01:48Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005002671 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Schlunke Katrina 2005, 'Gagging the past', Routledge, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 413-419. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1030-4312 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This piece is concerned wth the many ways in which the idea of gagging has been and could be connected to the idea of the past. There have been specific claims from Windschuttle and others that there has been a gagging of 'real' history founded in fact. But we might also see that reducing the past to 'proven' facts is to make a 'gag', a predigested narrative caricature that denies the past is something we must constantly make in the present. But could a 'gagging' of the past make us think about how writing the past is to engage with the possibility of a physical gagging that connects the past to a choking, a reflex connected to disgust and shame? This reflex via Darwin is connected to ideas of distance where we keep ourselves safe from the touch of the other, from the threat of the poison and perhaps the perpetuity of the past. If the past is embodied then how do we negotiate our relationship with it? And how should we write it? Can we eat it? This writing engages with the ambivalent affectivity of historical fact, narratives of the past and our relationship with a performed present that claims to be past. It is, in short, an intervention into the 'factual turn' that haunts a 'knowing' of the past. en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
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dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies Volume 19, Issue 3, 2005. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies is available online at: with the open URL of your article
dc.title Gagging the past en_US
dc.parent Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 413 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 419 en_US TransForming Cultures en_US
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10

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